Best iRacing Asetek Wheel Settings

Here are our recommended iRacing wheel settings for the Asetek La Prima, Forte and Invicta wheel bases. These recommendations include both iRacing and RaceHub settings for the best iRacing force feedback.

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Asetek has really impressed with their launch of three direct drive wheel bases. Each of these wheel bases offers direct drive performance at different price points and different budgets.

With all of Asetek’s wheel bases being PC-compatible only, I thought I’d run through our recommended wheel settings for one of the biggest PC sim racing titles, iRacing.

In this guide, I’ll run through our recommended force feedback settings for all three of Asetek’s racing wheels for iRacing. I’ll show you our settings for both RaceHub and in iRacing, and show you what I change for each individual wheel base.

Setting up an Asetek racing wheel in iRacing

One of the great things about Asetek wheel bases is that they are pretty much plug-and-play. You simply have to download Asetek’s RaceHub software to allow for your wheel to be recognised. And then you can start racing.

If you are using an Asetek wheel base with iRacing for the first time, there will be a first-time set-up in iRacing itself. Below is the exact method for settings up an Asetek wheel base to work in iRacing.

  1. Connect your Asetek racing wheel to your PC

    First up, you should connect your Asetek racing wheel to your PC via the included USB cable. Ensure you have both the emergency stop and power button attached to your wheel base if using the Forte or Invicta wheel base.

  2. Attach your steering wheel

    If using the Forte steering wheel, simply attach it by sliding it on to the wheel base. If you have an Asetek quick release, ensure it is correctly mounted to your steering wheel of choice, and then attach it to the wheel base.

  3. Change the RaceHub settings

    I would recommend starting RaceHub after powering on your Asetek wheel. And then go through our recommended settings below and input them into RaceHub. Make sure you save the settings to the wheel base before moving on.

  4. Adjust iRacing force feedback settings

    Once you have set up your Simucube wheel using True Drive, the next step is to start iRacing and configure the wheel settings in-game. Start the iRacing UI, and jump into a session. Once the session has loaded, you can enter the options to change your wheel settings. Use our recommended settings below for the best starting point.


Asetek iRacing Force Feedback Settings

Asetek’s wheel bases include the entry-level La Prima (although it’s far from entry-level and performs incredibly with 12Nm of peak torque). The mid-range Forte wheel is capable of 18Nm of peak torque. And the range-topping Invicta wheel which can produce a whopping 27Nm of peak torque.

Each of these wheel bases performs great in iRacing, although my recommendation is the mid-range Forte wheel base. This produces up to 18Nm of torque which is more than enough for most sim racers.

Racing Wheel – Asetek Forte 18Nm
Pedals – Forte Sim Racing Pedals
Compatibility – PC
Price – €1680/$1999
Where to buyBuy from Asetek


iRacing in-game settings:

  • Enable force feedback: On
  • Use linear mode: On
  • Reduce force when parked: On
  • Strength: 7.0
  • Wheel force: 13.0Nm
  • Smoothing: 0%
  • Damping: 0%
  • Min force: 0%

There are a few very important iRacing settings that should always been configured when using a new or different racing wheel. These include setting the linear mode to the correct setting.

Linear mode

When using a direct drive wheel base this should always be turned on. If you are using a more budget-friendly racing wheel such as a gear or belt driven racing wheel, you can turn linear mode off.

Strength and wheel force

Both the strength and wheel force are important in iRacing with any wheel. The strength setting changes the level of the force feedback that is sent from iRacing to your racing wheel. With all Asetek racing wheels, 7 is a good strength setting.

The wheel force setting should always match the strength setting that you have set in Race Hub. For me, 13Nm is an optimal force feedback strength. You can change this to meet your own preferences, but if you change it, make sure to replicate the change in RaceHub and iRacing.

Smoothing, damping and min force

All of these settings should be set to zero, and that is the case with most direct drive racing wheels. We can control these settings in the RaceHub software to achieve much more accurate results. So we don’t need to use these settings in iRacing.


RaceHub settings:

All Asetek products require their own software to work and be recognised by many sim racing titles. That software is called RaceHub, and it really is the hub where you can tinker with the force feedback settings of your wheel base.

In RaceHub you can change a lot of elements of your Asetek sim racing setup. You can calibrate your pedals and steering wheel, change LED colours across your Asetek products and change how the products perform in game.


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Head into the wheel base settings to start changing how your wheel feels while playing iRacing. Below are our recommended Asetek wheel settings for iRacing.

These feel great when racing the majority of cars and were tested using the BMW M4 GT3, the Mazda MX-5 Cup and the Mercedes-AMG W13. You can make tweaks as the cars in iRacing all drive differently and would benefit from stronger or weaker forces in some cases.

  • Steering range: 900°
  • Bumpstop Hardness: Soft
  • Bumpstop Range: 5°
  • High-Frequency Limit: No limit
  • Damping: 5%
  • Friction: 5%
  • Inertia: 2
  • Cornering Force Assist: 1
  • Overall Force: 13Nm
  • Torque Behavior Prediction: 1
  • Torque Acceleration Limit: Max
  • Anti-Oscillation: 2%

If you’re in a hurry, you can simply copy the settings above into RaceHub and everything will feel pretty good. Below, I’ll provide a short explanation for each setting, what it does and why I’ve chosen each value.

Steering range

For the steering range, go with 900°. This will set the maximum rotation of your steering wheel at 900° which is realistic for most cars. You can lower this setting to around 540° if you have to turn the steering wheel too much, which can be the case for some formula cars.

Bumpstop Hardness and range

The bumpstop hardness changes the feeling of the steering wheel as it reaches its maximum lock. I like a soft bumpstop so it doesn’t feel like you’re hitting a wall when rotating the steering wheel to full lock.

The bumpstop range will extend the overall steering lock. This again makes the bumpstop feel a little softer by giving you a little bit of extra rotation that isn’t translated into iRacing.

High-Frequency Limit

This setting limits the frequency of the force feedback in certain areas around a track, noticeably higher frequencies such as kerbs and rumble strips. Setting this to have no limit will allow iRacing to send all of the force feedback detail to your wheel.

Damping

Damping will add some weight to your steering wheel while also softening some of the force feedback detail. I like a small amount of damping to ensure the force feedback isn’t overwhelming or too aggressive.

Friction

Friction is a little similar to damping but works in a different way. This adds constant friction to the steering wheel to replicate the tyre friction against the track surface. Adding some friction once again smooths out some of the more frantic force feedback details.

Inertia

Inertia changes how the weight balance of your car feels while cornering. For me, a setting of 2 here works really well to replicate the weight balance changes.

Cornering Force Assist

The cornering force assist setting will reduce some of the weight of the force feedback during prolonged cornering. This is handy to first of all reduce the power of the wheel during high-load scenarios which reduces arm strain and fatigue.

But more importantly, it also lets some additional track surface details come through rather than being overwhelmed by the weight of the steering wheel.

Overall Force

The overall force setting will adjust how strong the force feedback is. I like a setting of around 13Nm for most cars. This is powerful but not too strong where longer sessions become too tiring.

Make sure you match any changes to this setting in the iRacing wheel force setting.

Torque Behavior Prediction

This setting predicts what incoming forces should feel like. I leave this at 1 which is Asetek’s recommendation for iRacing and everything feels very good.

Torque Acceleration Limit

The acceleration limit or slew rate can limit how quickly the torque is applied. Lowering this will slow down how responsive your steering wheel feels, while a maximum setting will give us the quickest response times available for each wheel base.

Anti-Oscillation

The anti-oscillation setting can remove some small oscillations while travelling in a straight line. Applying just a couple of percent here will ensure your wheel isn’t shaking or moving unnaturally when travelling at speed.

Conclusion

Once you have input all of the recommended force feedback settings below, you can save them as a preset. This makes them incredibly easy to load in the future if you have different presets for different games or cars within iRacing.

These RaceHub and iRacing settings will give you the best platform for realistic force feedback from your Asetek racing wheel. The only setting I really change between each wheel base is the strength.

The Invicta wheel base can run at much high strength settings and feel incredibly detailed while doing so. The La Prima wheel base is capped at 12Nm of peak torque, so I always replicate that in both RaceHub and iRacing.


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Article written by Mjolnir

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Mjolnir is one of the main setup creators and content writers for SimRacingSetups. He has had years of experience in sim racing, both competitively and casually. After a decade of sim racing experience, he co-founded SimRacingSetup.com to share his passion and knowledge of sim racing and Formula 1 with other sim racers.

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